The Effect of Prolactin in Response to Academic Stress during Examination Condition in Healthy Male and Female University Students
American Journal of BioScience
Volume 2, Issue 1, January 2014, Pages: 1-4
Received: Oct. 21, 2013; Published: Nov. 30, 2013
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Bako Ibrahim Gaya, Department of Human Physiology, Faculty of Medicine, Ahmadu Bello University Zaria, Nigeria
Mabrouk Mohamed Abdel-azeez, Department of Medical Physiology, Faculty of Medicine, Al- Azhar University Cairo, Egypt
Abubakar Muhammad Sani, Ahmadu Bello University Health Services Sick Bay, Samaru – Zaria, Nigeria
Salihu Khadijat Haladu, Department of Human Physiology, Faculty of Medicine, Ahmadu Bello University Zaria, Nigeria
Malgwi Samaila Ibrahim, Department of Human Physiology, Faculty of Medicine, Ahmadu Bello University Zaria, Nigeria
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Abstract
The effect of Prolactin in response to academic stress was studied in forty healthy male and female University students during their final year seminar presentation examination. The data collected are some Anthropometric parameters, Blood pressure (diastolic and systolic) and prolactin level. The arterial blood pressure was measured by auscultatory method using stethoscope and sphygmomanometer. Serum prolactin level in blood sample collected from each subject was analyzed using prolactin ELISA kit. The serum prolactin level in students under examination condition when compared to students not under examination increased significantly (P<0.05). The blood pressure also increased with a significant statistical value (P<0.05) when the test group was compared to the control group. It can therefore be inferred that Prolactin level increases in academic stress in both male and female may be a useful neuro-endocrine link to stress.
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Prolactin, Academic, Stress, Examination, Systolic, Diastolic, Pressure, Student
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Bako Ibrahim Gaya, Mabrouk Mohamed Abdel-azeez, Abubakar Muhammad Sani, Salihu Khadijat Haladu, Malgwi Samaila Ibrahim, The Effect of Prolactin in Response to Academic Stress during Examination Condition in Healthy Male and Female University Students, American Journal of BioScience. Vol. 2, No. 1, 2014, pp. 1-4. doi: 10.11648/j.ajbio.20140201.11
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